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Lelands Opens Olympic Division Led by Greg Gallacher Lelands Opens Olympic Division Led by Greg Gallacher(0)

Lelands has hired the services of Greg Gallacher, a long-time collector and dealer, to lead Lelands “Olympic Division”, which will seek out consignments of Olympic-related memorabilia for future auctions. Lelands has fetched record prices for Olympic pieces in the past and look to rapidly expand such offerings. Read More

National Sports Collectors Convention Co-Founder Mike Berkus Passes Away at Age 69 National Sports Collectors Convention Co-Founder Mike Berkus Passes Away at Age 69(0)

The Board of Directors of the National Sports Collectors Convention today reported with deep sadness the passing of Michael Berkus, the events co-founder. Mr. Berkus had guided the National Sports Collectors Convention since he co-founded the event back in Los Angeles, 1980, leading it to become the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment collectible industry’s premier showcase. Read More

Heritage Auctions – SCP Auctions At the Top of Their Games in Sports Auction Market Heritage Auctions – SCP Auctions At the Top of Their Games in Sports Auction Market(0)

They’ve taken different paths but have wound up in similar spots: as the leading auction houses for sports memorabilia sales.  Heritage Auctions, which calls Dallas home, and SCP Auctions, based in Laguna Niguel, Calif., stand out in the highly competitive business. Both companies have been around since the 1970s and have the staff and sales figures to show why they are the top dogs.   How do the companies plan to stay the leaders in the sports memorabilia auction business?  Read the full story from Sports Collectors Digest here.

Love of Baseball Turns Into Thriving Vintage Card Business Love of Baseball Turns Into Thriving Vintage Card Business(0)

This last week, Leighton Sheldon had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Tyler from the Jersey Journal. They discussed sports, business, and most importantly, baseball cards – the business and hobby that he’s been apart of for the last 25 years.  It’s been a long road, from the days of collecting cards as a kid, to now being the proud owner of Just Collect, Inc.  The company, based in Somerset, NJ, is focused on buying and selling vintage baseball cards.  Read More

The Collection That Has No Peer – An Interview with Thomas Tull The Collection That Has No Peer – An Interview with Thomas Tull(0)

Thomas Tull, the founder and CEO of Legendary Pictures and newly-named Board Member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, has built a collection of unequaled magnitude. In the following interview, PSA’s Joe Orlando sits down with Tull to discuss the passion behind a collection that simply has no peer. Read full interview here.

Heritage Auctions Adds Calvin Arnold to Its Sports Auction Division Heritage Auctions Adds Calvin Arnold to Its Sports Auction Division(0)

Heritage Auctions has hired longtime industry veteran Calvin Arnold to a new position as the company’s West Coast consignment director. Arnold, who had spent several years with SCP Auctions, will be based out of the Heritage branch office in Beverly Hills. Read More

A Chat With Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions A Chat With Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions(0)

(Written by By Rich Klein -Sports Collectors Daily)As many of you may know, Heritage Auctions is an extremely successful auction company which has been going strong for nearly 40 years now. When I checked the web site, I counted nearly 30 different categories Heritage has dedicated auctions for. So my first question to Chris was, with all the different options he had available to him, why choose sports memorabilia?  Read full story here on Sports Collectors Daily.

eBay Policy Changes Produce Sterling Results for Smaller Auction House eBay Policy Changes Produce Sterling Results for Smaller Auction House(0)

As eBay continues to cater to their buyers, rather than their sellers, the people looking to sell their items have begun to turn to other venues. In the world of sports cards, smaller auction houses have benefited including Sterling Sports Auctions, which specializes in items with low starting bids, a market that eBay has dominated since its inception.  Read full story on Sports Collectors Daily here.

PSA’s Steve Grad Joins Pawn Stars Team Of Experts PSA’s Steve Grad Joins Pawn Stars Team Of Experts(0)

Nationally-known autograph expert Steve Grad, Principal Autograph Authenticator of PSA/DNA Authentication Services (www.PSADNA.com), has joined the team of experts who assist in the evaluation of customers’ items on the popular History channel’s Pawn Stars program (www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars). He brings both extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to the show. Read More

Al Crisafulli Labor of Love Interview Al Crisafulli Labor of Love Interview(0)

A collector for over three decades, Al Crisafulli owned and operated a successful advertising and marketing agency whose clients included several hobby-related companies. Providing marketing strategies and business consultation to auction houses and card dealers, Crisafulli has also served in various capacities to positively promote the hobby and better inform and educate sportscard and memorabilia dealers and collectors. Read More

David Kohler Acquires Spectacular Elgin Baylor Collection For His ‘Laker Shrine’ David Kohler Acquires Spectacular Elgin Baylor Collection For His ‘Laker Shrine’(0)

Collector David Kohler, the president of SCP Auctions, acquired more than 40 pieces of the Elgin Baylor collection for his ‘Laker Shrine’ in an auction Friday by Julien’s Auctions, it was announced. Read More

Hockey Collecting Loses a Friend Hockey Collecting Loses a Friend(0)

(Written by Sports Collectors Daily) – The collecting community lost one of its most knowledgeable resources with the death of Bill Campbell. A collector and regular visitor to shows across North America for more than 40 years, Campbell passed away on Monday May 27th. Campbell had been employed by Heritage Auctions as the company’s hockey expert and his death came as a shock to the company and collectors who knew him. Read More

You’ve Got Joe Maddalena You’ve Got Joe Maddalena(0)

Hollywood memorabilia collector Joe Maddalena has one of the most prized collections in the world, and he sat down to share some of his more expensive pieces and the stories behind them, as well as what got him started. Read More

Rob Rosen Joins Heritage Auctions as Vice President of Sports Department Rob Rosen Joins Heritage Auctions as Vice President of Sports Department(0)

Heritage Auctions has announced that Rob Rosen, one of the nation’s leading dealers in high-end sports collectibles, has accepted a position with the auction house as Vice President of Private Sales & Consignments for the Heritage Sports Department. I’m very excited for this opportunity to become a part of the hobby’s leading auction house,” said Rob. “The unparalleled financial and marketing strength of Heritage creates unlimited possibilities.” Read More

Bat Authenticator John Taube Profiled Bat Authenticator John Taube Profiled(0)

Sometimes your passion can indeed become a business. John Taube’s part time hobby became a full time interest in March 2002 when J.T. Sports became his profession. Most serious hobbyists know that the New Jersey resident is a dealer and also the authenticator for PSA/DNA. Read full story here at Shore News today.

Taking My Hacks: Preserving History by Joe Orlando Taking My Hacks: Preserving History by Joe Orlando(0)

(From Sports Market Report) – Hobbyists have many different motivations for collecting. Some do it for the challenge, while others do it for the love of either history, sports, a particular team or player. Those are just some of the driving forces behind the mind of the collector. In addition to those, and many more, one motivation that is sometimes overlooked is the desire to preserve history and pass it on to future generations. In the following piece, Joe Orlando explores this topic and how another collector motivated him to do so. Read more here.

Catching Up With Kevin Keating Catching Up With Kevin Keating(0)

Kevin Keating has been a prominent hobby figure for a long, long time. Known for his deep knowledge of sports autographs, Keating has developed a loyal following of those who share his passion for famous signatures. Along the way, Keating has developed close relationships with many public figures and has stayed active in a hobby that he would eventually turn into a career. To learn more about the latest addition to the PSA/DNA Autograph Authentication team, read this full story on PSA/DNA’s web site here.

Gary Cypres Offers Tours of World’s Top Sports Memorabilia Collection Gary Cypres Offers Tours of World’s Top Sports Memorabilia Collection(0)

Gary Cypres has built what’s believed to be the largest private collection of sports memorabilia in the world. It’s so big and so expansive, it’s actually a museum. The Sports Museum of Los Angeles shows off Cypres’ collection of vintage baseball cards and rare sports memorabilia, put together so it actually tells the story of sports throughout various eras and highlights some of the all-time greats. Read full story on Sports Collectors Daily. Read More

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